No Man’s Sky: Interceptor Update


Launching today, we wanted to shake things up a little with our next update – No Man’s Sky: INTERCEPTOR – to bring a new gameplay experience, and also expand the lore of the game.


A new corruption has spread through the universe, blighting planets, bringing new enemies, new resources and a new Starship class, which is our most varied Starship to date.

Here’s just some of what players can expect from INTERCEPTOR:

Hugely varied new Starship – expand your fleet by salvaging your perfect Sentinel ship, or collect a whole range of Interceptors.

Corrupt Worlds – many worlds have succumbed to corruption, with strange crystals sprouting from the earth, and Sentinel guardians twisted into bizarre new forms. Explore these purple-hazed worlds to find new buildings, crashed interceptors, secret equipment and more…



VR Improvements – watching players on our new PSVR2 version has inspired us to add a whole bunch of improvements and new features for VR including wrist interface controls, improved visuals and more.

New Enemy types – including huge spider-like enemies and their small crab-like children, plus new corrupted drones. These combat machines are some of our most lethal, armed with stealth tech, flamethrower and explosive weaponry.



New Tech – Interceptor ships are powered by unique new Sentinel technology, such as the Anti-Gravity Well and Crimson Core, requiring new resources to construct and fuel. There are new Sentinel Multi-Tools and a large winged Sentinel jetpack too.

Custom Wonders – inspired by how players have enjoyed the Wonders Catalogue from our previous update, so now you may curate your own collection of favourite discoveries with the Personal Records section of the Wonders catalogue. Bookmark spectacular planets, bizarre alien creatures, favourite flowers and more.



Sentinel capital ships – huge Sentinel Capital ships feature compelling space combat, and an ultimate goal for weaponry heavy ships. Defeating Sentinel freighter is incredibly bombastic but also clears your “wanted” status and earns new high-value rewards.

Performance and Visuals Improvements – our engine team is continually improving performance and visuals on all formats. A recent focus has been on VR, and in this update there was a renewed focus on Xbox consoles, including new tech allowing Travellers to maintain a smooth and consistent framerate in visually complex scenes.



INTERCEPTOR launches on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and VR, free for existing players.

The enduring success of No Man’s Sky is due to the continued energy and creativity of this small team, but also to you – our welcoming community. We are tremendously grateful for your continued support of us and our journey.
We can’t wait to show you what else we’ve got in store for 2023.

The full patch notes for Interceptor are available here.

Our journey continues